levee district lawsuit http://wwno.org en Environmentalists Trek 100 Miles To Governor's Mansion To Protest Block Of Levee Board Lawsuit http://wwno.org/post/environmentalists-trek-100-miles-governors-mansion-protest-block-levee-board-lawsuit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of environmentalists are walking</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">100 miles from Grand Isle to Baton Rouge, along Louisiana Highway 1. They’re protesting Governor </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> signing of Senate Bill 469, which blocked a New Orleans levee board lawsuit against oil and gas companies.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:56:40 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 63404 at http://wwno.org 'Big Oil' Lawsuit Survives In 4-4 Vote http://wwno.org/post/big-oil-lawsuit-survives-4-4-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A south Louisiana flood control board isn't ready to give up yet on its lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal wetlands damage — despite a new law aimed at squelching the suit.</span></p><p>A motion to kill the suit died on a 4-4 tie vote Thursday during a meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.</p><p>Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the lawsuit. His four newest appointees voted to kill the suit. Four others voted against killing it. One member of the nine-member board was absent.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:35:12 +0000 Associated Press 62931 at http://wwno.org Levee Board Meeting On Lawsuit To Force Wetlands Repair http://wwno.org/post/levee-board-meeting-lawsuit-force-wetlands-repair <p>The levee board suing 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies to force repairs of wetlands damaged over the years by production will be discussing the lawsuit Thursday.</p><p>It comes after Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that blocks the board from pursuing that plan.</p><p>He says the lawsuit runs counter to the state’s master plan for coastal restoration.</p><p>The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East will have a closed-door session to discuss the lawsuit.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:01:42 +0000 Eileen Fleming 62883 at http://wwno.org Bill To Void Levee Board Lawsuit Heads To Jindal http://wwno.org/post/bill-void-levee-board-lawsuit-heads-jindal <p>The oil and gas industry won a significant victory in the Louisiana Legislature Friday with Senate passage of a bill that seeks to kill a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against 97 oil and gas companies.<br /><br />The lawsuit alleges the companies' drilling activities damaged Louisiana's coast.<br /><br />Senators voted 25-11 for the measure that is aimed at retroactively voiding the lawsuit. The vote sent the bill to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is likely to sign it.<br /> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:15:58 +0000 Associated Press 61733 at http://wwno.org Flood Protection Authority Defends Oil And Gas Lawsuit In Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/flood-protection-authority-defends-oil-and-gas-lawsuit-baton-rouge <p>Attorneys for the <a href="http://slfpae.com/" target="_blank">Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East</a> had a chance to defend their lawsuit against oil and gas companies, at a meeting of the state <a href="http://coastal.la.gov/" target="_blank">Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority</a> on Wednesday in Baton Rouge.</p><p>The head of the state coastal authority, Garret Graves, has been one of the harshest critics of the lawsuit since it was filed last July. Governor Bobby Jindal has also been critical of the suit.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Diane Mack & Bob Marshall 52180 at http://wwno.org